Asphalt Anti Strip Solution from Zydex for Better and Durable Roads
Roads are integral assets for any country around the world. Laying roads constitutes a major part of the state’s budget. While countries incur huge costs developing new roads, a significant amount is spent on repairs because of their earlier-than-expected damage. While we commonly attribute this damage to water, change in climate and heavy traffic, the actual root cause is the weakening of bonds between asphalt and aggregate.
Zydex, with its intensive study in the field of over 25 years has introduced solutions that help the roads by addressing this root cause. Zydex’s Zycotherm has been adopted around the world as a next-generation Anti Strip and warm mix asphalt additive technology and has been used to produce upwards of 50 million tons of asphalt mix.
Using organosilane chemistry, this additive achieves what no other additive has been able to achieve; chemical bonding with the aggregate thereby making it waterproof with improved bonding to the asphalt. As demonstrated through extensive field and laboratory testing, this permanent chemical bond provides enhanced resistance to moisture damage and extended life to asphalt pavements.
Benefits of Zydex Asphalt Anti Strip solutions include combined Anti Strip, reduced mixing temperatures, higher incorporation of RAP, excellent compaction in cold climates, longer hauls and excellent salt tolerances. ZycoTherm is compatible with PPA, SBS and CRMB and is used at extremely low dosages. Zydex also produces effective soil and dust additives that provide excellent bonding for next generation soil bases for heavy traffic roads.